Advanced Prostate Cancer Presenting as Epistaxis Only: A Case Report and Literature Review
Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 61-63
Received: Dec. 13, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 23, 2014; Published: Jan. 4, 2015
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Usman Mohammed Tela, Urology unit, Department of Surgery, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Audu Abdullahi Bukar, Department of Haematology, Universiy of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Mala Bukar Sandabe, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Theophilus Maksha Dabkana, Departtment of Orthopedics, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Alhaji Bukar Musa, Department of Histopathology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Abubakar Sadiq Adamu, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria
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Abstract
Although Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men globally, its primary presentation as Epistaxis alone is quit uncommon. Epistaxis has numerous causes and hence poses early diagnostic challenge. We report a case of 68 year old man who presented with recurrent epistaxis as the main complaint .He was thoroughly evaluated and concluded to have a background asymptomatic advanced prostate cancer with isolated thrombocytopenia. He responded to blood transfusion and combined therapy form of Anti-androgen Deprivation Therapy. High index of suspicion is of paramount importance towards achieving early diagnosis of this unusual presentation.
Keywords
Prostate Cancer, Epistaxis, Thrombocytopenia
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Usman Mohammed Tela, Audu Abdullahi Bukar, Mala Bukar Sandabe, Theophilus Maksha Dabkana, Alhaji Bukar Musa, Abubakar Sadiq Adamu, Advanced Prostate Cancer Presenting as Epistaxis Only: A Case Report and Literature Review, Journal of Cancer Treatment and Research. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 61-63. doi: 10.11648/j.jctr.20140206.12
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